How to Edit a Style Definition in Adobe InDesign

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In Brief...

InDesign styles are one of the biggest features for workflow efficiency. Using styles for text and objects allows nearly instantaneous global edits, thereby eliminating the tedium of going page by page through a document to change one common attribute.

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  1. One way to edit a Paragraph, Character, Object, Table, or Cell Style is to go to the panel and double-click the style. However, if something is selected in the document, that style will be applied.

  2. Another way is to right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) the style and choose Edit [style name]. This method allows the style to be edited without being applied to anything that might be selected.
    Contextual Style Menu

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